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Diversity Events

Diversity Events

Eastern Missouri

The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival begins Sept. 25 and runs daily through Sept. 27 in Soulard Park, located near 7th Street and Lafayette. For more information, visit the site or call 314-837-6100.

Make reservations now to attend the annual Mexican Culture Society’s gala with dinner, dancing, and a show on Sept. 12, at the Sheraton Wesport Lakeside Chalet, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis.

The Mexican Day of Independence celebration benefitting local Latino students will feature ballet folklorico dancers and DJ-orchestrated music. Additional details available online.

Visit the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Nov. 7-8 to enjoy Dia de los Muertos and a Celebration of Hispanic Culture. This family-friendly free event offers a variety of modern and historical activities involving art, music, and dance. For additional information, call 314-746-4599.

Central Missouri

On Oct. 3, the Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival will be held on the corner of Madison and High Streets from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be arts, crafts, and informational booths, along with a variety of food and beverage stands. This event is free to the public and will showcase the best of Mid-Missouri's many cultures.

Join the University of Missouri at Columbia’s Voz Latina organization in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at a family-friendly picnic or catch a featured speaker. Check out the month-long event calendar for details.

Western Missouri

The Kansas City Public Library will host Mas Alla de Palabras (Beyond Words) Sept. 5 - Oct. 18 at its central location. In collaboration with the Mexico Consulate of Kansas City, this exhibit showcases the craft of elite illustrators of youth literature.

Guadalupe Centers will hold their Blanco y Negro Awards Gala on Sept. 18 to formally kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by bringing together community and civic leaders to honor and thank those individuals who contributed to improving the quality of life for Kansas City Latinos. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 East Pershing Rd. For more information or tickets, visit the website.

Join Kansas Citians at the Mattie Rhodes Center for its annual Dia de los Muertes celebration with an opening reception Oct. 2, from 6 -10 p.m., and a lively street festival Oct. 3, from 1 - 10 p.m.

Don’t miss the closing ceremony and spectacular Illuminated Calaca Parade, both on Nov. 6 from 6 - 10 p.m.



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